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Emerald Grotto (Grotta di Smeraldo)

Conca dei Marini, Italy
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Private Tour: Amalfi Coast by Vintage Vespa from Naples
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Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named for the color reflected in the water and offers many fascinating geological structures.
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Conca dei Marini, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

TOURIST TRAP! 10 Euro for the boat ride there & 5 euro more to get rowed around a tiny cave with the "Captain" singing "O solo mio" and reminding you every 2 minutes to tip him. The only upside to this "tour" is that we...More

Thank dagreen1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seriously, the biggest tourist trap going. The "tour" consists of stepping into a rowboat and having someone who just asks for tips, and whistles or hums a few bars of an Italian song, rowing a few feet to show you green ripples on the water,...More

Thank NoraLongIsland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty but only in there for a short time. Boat trip from amalfi to there gives you lovely views from the sea though.

Thank susiesuebellaboo
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Very, very, very touristy.. the grotto is rather small, you get into the boat and the guy that takes you in almost immediately starts making jokes about his tip and does not stop until you get out again 10 minutes later. We had a good...More

2  Thank AniqueJ
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Very pretty. Lovely and cool in the summer but very small. Entrance fee only 5 euros. Staff on the boats not great but worth a visit

Thank InglesinaRosaria
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

If you're in the area this is worth a quick visit. You won't be there long but for 5 euros you get a short paddle boat tour and simple explanation.

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely trip. Taken on a rowing boat round the caves. Beautiful still clear water and got to see the hidden nativity scene.

Thank Ailsa M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I had always wanted to visit the blue grotto in Capri but decided to give it a miss based on reviews.Having read the reviews I wasn't expecting much so was pleasantly surprised. Not too busy when we got there so not a long wait. We...More

1  Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Grotta dello Smeralda is worth the short visit and low price. Yes the tour guides are cheesy and they do pack you into to boats with random strangers but the green light within the Grotto is quite the sight. The light emanates from hole in...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We took a ferry which we thought included the grotto entrance but no , that was an extra €5 . We then squeezed onto a small row boat and rowed around a grotto that could've been seen from the landing . The 'captain ' sang...More

1  Thank justlimelondon
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15 April 2017|
Response from Deacon_and_Wife | Reviewed this property |
It's a small grotto, but you will definitely want a guide to take you there. The hotels will be happy to help you find a guide. We found ours on the internet. You don't want to drive the Amalfi coast and its towns on your... More